Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers 1960-1978

Creator
Zumwalt, Lloyd Robert
Size
0.75 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00136

The Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers consist of reports and papers authored and coauthored by Zumwalt while he was with the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corporation and was a professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, 1960-1975; materials related to his participation in a Sierra Club conference, 1972, and a university workshop, 1978; and student papers and course materials from classes in nuclear engineering he taught at N.C. State, 1968-1975.

Lloyd Robert Zumwalt (1914-1998) was a nuclear chemist from Richmond, California, who worked for the Manhattan Project during World War II. After working for General Atomic in the 1960s, he was a professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University from 1967 to 1980.

Biographical/historical note

Lloyd Robert Zumwalt was born on 1914 September 4. A native of Richmond, California, he received a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He was called up by the United States Army Reserves in 1942, and soon began working for the Manhattan Project, the United States Army Corps of Engineers program to develop the nation's first atomic bomb. During his three years with the program Zumwalt was involved in the production of enriched uranium, first at Berkeley, then beginning in 1943 at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

After World War II, Zumwalt was involved in the project analyzing atmospheric radioactivity that enabled the United States to detect the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949. He worked during the 1960s for the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corporation (later Gulf General Atomic, then General Atomics) in San Diego, California. In 1967 Zumwalt accepted a position as a full professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. An advocate of nuclear power, he retired as professor emeritus in 1980. Zumwalt died on 1998 August 27.

Scope/content

The Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers consist of reports and papers authored and coauthored by Zumwalt while he was with the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corporation and was a professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, 1960-1975; materials related to his participation in a Sierra Club conference, 1972, and a university workshop, 1978; and student papers and course materials from classes in nuclear engineering he taught at N.C. State, 1968-1975.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series: Professional Writings, Speaking and Lecture Materials, and Course Materials and Student Papers.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers, MC 00136, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transfer from North Carolina State University Department of Nuclear Engineering, 1980 October 20 (Accession no. 1980-0022).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 September

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 September

Professional Writings 1960-1975 (MC 136 Series 1)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists of reports and papers authored and coauthored by Zumwalt while he worked at General Atomic and was a professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at N.C. State University.

2 folders

General Atomic 1960-1967
Box 1, Folder 1
N.C. State University 1972-1975
Box 1, Folder 2
Speaking and Lecture Materials 1972-1978 (MC 136 Series 2)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists of materials relating to Zumwalt's appearance as a speaker at a Sierra Club conference on the hazards of nuclear power in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1972, and materials he used in preparation for a lecture on the use and availability of fossil fuels at a workshop at N.C. State University, 1978. The documents pertaining to the Sierra Club conference were originally contained in a binder labeled Nuclear Power and the Environment, 1972, while those used for the university workshop were in a binder labeled 1978 Summer Workshop: Utilization of Existing Energy Teaching Materials.

4 folders

Sierra Club Conference (1 of 2) 1972
Box 1, Folder 3
Sierra Club Conference (2 of 2) 1972
Box 1, Folder 4
N.C. State University Workshop (1 of 2) 1978
Box 1, Folder 5
N.C. State University Workshop (2 of 2) 1978
Box 1, Folder 6
Course Materials and Student Papers 1968-1975 (MC 136 Series 3)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series contains student papers from courses Zumwalt taught in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at N.C. State University, 1971-1975; the first paper, HTGR Design Concepts, was originally contained in a single report binder. Also included are a course outline, term paper assignments, student class notes, and a copy of the final exam for a course Zumwalt taught at the university, 1968-1969.

7 folders

Course Materials for Nuclear Engineering 570 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 7
Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ("HTGR Design Concepts") (1 of 4) 1971
Box 1, Folder 8
Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ("HTGR Design Concepts") (2 of 4) 1971
Box 1, Folder 9
Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ("HTGR Design Concepts") (3 of 4) 1971
Box 1, Folder 10
Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 403 ("HTGR Design Concepts") (4 of 4) 1971
Box 1, Folder 11
Student Paper, Nuclear Engineering 621 1974
Half box 2, Folder 1
Student Papers, Nuclear Engineering 622 1973-1975
Half box 2, Folder 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lloyd Robert Zumwalt Papers, MC 00136, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.